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The Alloy Lightweight Contender — Astral Solstice Rim Brake
The Astral Solstice Rim Brake Wheelset is a light-weight wheel set ready to climb. These come in lighter than many carbon wheelsets, without sacrificing durability.
All Astral wheels are hand built in Eugene, Oregon, and feature Tubeless Ready rims you can easily set up at home.
Astral Solstice Rim Brake Features & Specs:
700c Alloy clincher
Weight: Rim brake - 1410g
Spoke count: Rim brake - 24/28
Spoke type: Sapim CX Ray
Rim Depth: 22mm
Rim Width: [ex] 23.5mm, [in] 19.5mm
Hub: Rim Brake: White Industries T11
Freehub: CNC Machined 6al4v Titanium- Shimano 10/11 spd Campagnolo 11/12 spd or SRAM XDR
Tire size and pressure recommendation: See chart in product images
Includes: Rim strips and Astral's Certainty
FREE Cassette Installation - Order a cassette along with a wheelset and we can install the cassette for free. Cassette installation requires special tools that not all our customers have. The cassette will be professionally installed and torqued to spec. Just add "Please install cassette" to your order notes at checkout and we'll take care of you.
B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.
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Great Performing, Lightweight Alloy Wheel - And It's USA Made!
I was looking for a wheelset manufactured in the USA - can't argue USA made as it helps both the economy and environment. After sifting through a number of companies that build wheels primarily with components manufactured outside the US, I found Astral Cycling. Astral is an offshoot of Rolf and manufacture the wheel in-house and source most of the other components from US companies.
Happy to have purchased a wheelset Made in the USA, I have even been more pleased with the performance of the wheels. I am 5'11" / 155 lbs and ride in the rolling hills of middle Georgia. The wheels were true out of the box and I have not had any shimmy through the frame on downhills. They also spin up quickly when needed and feel responsive cornering. Overall a great wheel at a really good value.
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